Live:work barn conversion, Gloucestershire
The Project: live/work barn conversion
The Client: private developer/owner
The Brief: The creation of a new live work unit from a series of redundant farm buildings was achieved against planning policy by creating a sustainable development and protecting the long term future of an important historic timber framed barn.
The Solution: The 3 existing buildings comprised of an oak framed barn, a blockwork cow shed and a steel and cotswold stone tractor shed, all of which were ageing and in need of repair and refurbishment. There were also ecological issues with a bat roost, now relocated in the roof of the commercial unit, a lack of mains drainage and a planning requirement to protect and reuse all of the existing structures. The proposed scheme refurbishes the existing buildings to provide a 3 bedroom contemporary dwelling with hand crafted oak staircase and a 3 office working unit complete with reception, kitchenette and accessible wc.